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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page IDA Sunday November 2 2003 Hunters Harry Potter blamed for kids5 headaches r i the bbdksIwWcIi prey for Texas retailers BANDERA Texas mer chants are stalking a lucrative prey the states hunters Hunters poured more than billion into the Texas economy in 2001 the latest year for which figures were available said Steve Lightfoot of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department This year Light foot said each hunter is expected to spend about on the hobby Its not just bullets and said Johnny Boyle owner of a hardware store and a liquor store in Handera County Its the lodging the gas They create a demand for all the Deer season began Satur day in Texas Junction wel comed its armed guests with open houses baked goods and a notsoformal ball The hunters are coming in by the Helene Burk of the Junction Chamber of Commerce told the San Anto nio ExpressNews for a Satur day story She estimated each hunter was spending about a day a considerable economic lift for the small Kimble Coun ty town The hotels are always full in hunting season and most of our ranches now provide lodg she said Though some hunters pre fer to rough it others go for places such as the Rio Bonito Ranch a spread outside Junction where gets you threeday allinclu sive hunts for domestic and MbWgarrie I tell eveiy hunter they have the ruggedness of the coun try and they dine under chan said Gwen Hughes the ranchs owner She hosts up to 25 hunters a night in her lodge The only thing they bring is their gun a good attitude and spirit of she said But not every hunter plans to spend big bucks this fall Mark Thornbrough of Houston predicted he would spend a day while hunting at a Utopiaarea ranch You buy your corn and beer and the 38 yearold Thornbrough said Eliminate allergie Get proven rellefl Rid your home of dual mltet and allergens with a Beam Centra Vacuum System Rawarcft at UCDavis proww a Boam system allergy Ramoves from Hying Utottroe ttmitw warranty fbr Ovum Central Vacuum Systems 750 W San Antonw NEW BRAUNFELS Find out each morning with FOJ more information or to subscribe call today Tome causes children to read too long By Stephanie Nano Associated Press Writer Has the latest Harry Potter fantasy cast a spell of Hog warts headaches on some of its most avid readers A pediatrician says he had three otherwise healthy chil dren complain of headaches for two to three days last sum mer It turns out all had been reading the 870page Hairy Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in marathon ses sions The kids I saw were all avid Harry Potter fans who just plowed through the said Dr Howard J Bennett whose office is in Washing ton A lot of my kids would be reading six eight hours a In a light letter to the New England Journal of Medicine a pediatrician reported that if the books in the Harry Potter series continue to grow with each release there could be a headache epidemic in kids Stee of each book in the Harry Potter series in pages pages4 pounds 3 1 2 3 4 5 Book number in series SOURCE New England Journal of Medicine its a big book for a 9or 10yearold He dubbed their ailment Hogwarts headache after the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that the boywizard attends He said the youngsters headaches were probably caused by tensing their head muscles for long periods One of tne children also had neck and wrist pain Bennett said he encourages children to keep reading the hefty book which he enjoyed But itmight be nice to take a break he said addingthat two of the headache sufferers decided to keep reading and pop Tylenol AP Bennett described Hog warts headaches in a letter to the prestigious New England Journal oT Medicine The let ter in Thursdays issue is printed witihi a graph tracking the size and weight of the five books in Rowlings Harry Potter series Bennett didnt hear any headache complaints with ed at 3p9 pages and If this escalation continues as Rowling concludes the saga there may be afi epidemic of Hogwarts headaches in the years to comeV he writes He really doesnt want Rowling to limit the size of her books Just keeping writing gfeat books I wouldnt dream of giving her said Ben nett who is the author of medical humor books At Public School 6 in New York City 10yearold Ella Schwarzbaum said she read the book a few hours at a time over several weeks with no ill effects Schoolmate Galen Stump 10 devoured it during a threeday car Cqloradp I got to read it all day every day he said Galen had occasional headaches that he blamed oh the long hours and poor lighting Isight CIp a Celebrate someone special in your life this holiday season with a gift to the Hope Hospice Tree of Lights annual campaign By making a contribution in memory of a loved one or in honor of a friend or special occasion you will help provide comfort and care to someone who needs hospice services Help us kick off the holiday season at the Hope Hospice TreeLighting Ceremony with Santa Photos Live 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